Category Archives: Internet
How Do I Check What Operating System I Have?
A computer’s operating system (OS) — the software that supports the computer’s basic functions — has a variety of responsibilities, including managing memory, external devices, and applications. Computers generally come pre-loaded with an OS, so you don’t need to worry about purchasing one separately, though it is possible to upgrade or change systems. Knowing what […]
What Is an External Hard Drive?
Most internal hard drives offer between 120 gigabytes (GB) to 2 terabytes (TB) of storage space. A single photo taken by an iPhone 4 takes up 2 megabytes (MB) of storage, and a 10-minute high-definition video can require up to several hundred megabytes of storage space. Add together all the photos and videos from your […]
What Is Java?
If you’ve used a computer for any amount of time over the past few decades, you have likely seen notices or pop-ups about Java updates and patches. But do you know what those prompts are referring to? This article will take a closer look at the basics of Java in both web design and everyday […]
What Is an Ethernet Cable?
Whether you are using internet services from CenturyLink to set up a network for your home or business, you need a reliable connection. Even with a great Internet plan or Internet and home service bundle, something as simple as a missing Ethernet cable could cause your service to perform at less than optimal speeds. An […]
How To Identify Cyberattackers Online
Protect Your Family from Cyber Attackers Once you decide on a great high-speed Internet or home service and Internet bundle, you’ll need to take steps to keep your information safe before just rushing out into the world wide web. Conceptually, there should be no safer place than your home, but when your computer or home […]
How to Create the Safest Possible Password
Creating a password is something we’ve all done, usually multiple times. But do you actually know what you’re doing when you set up a new password? Do you know what makes a strong or weak password? It seems like every other week we hear about another major retailer or business failing victim to a mass […]
How To Send An E-Mail
Email is one of the most common forms of communication. One study estimates that by 2018, there will be more than 2.8 billion email users with 5.2 billion accounts. Email may seem intimidating if you don’t frequently use the Internet, but with a few simple steps you can create an account, check your mail, and […]
How Small Business Becomes Easier With The Internet
How CenturyLink Makes It Easier to Start and Grow a Small Business Small-business owners have always had to overcome a number of obstacles to get their companies off the ground, but Internet development has helped alleviate some of those growing pains. CenturyLink has taken that assistance one step further, offering a variety of products and […]
A Telecommuter’s Guide: Working from Home
Employees working remotely — or telecommuting — has become the norm for 43% of Americans according to a recent survey, and that number will only continue to grow. Telecommuting is ideal for individuals who wish to work from home while maintaining a steady job with a company, as opposed to working as a freelancer or […]
How to find Wi-Fi on Vacation
At least 69 percent of Americans have accessed a public Wi-Fi connection at some point. It makes sense: Wi-Fi is what keeps your online life running when you’re away from home. In fact, it’s become the number one thing business and leisure travelers look for when booking a hotel. Most airports now offer some form […]